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Emissary

Episode:

1

Director:

David Carson

Written by:

Michael Piller

Story by:

Rick Berman & Michael Piller

Stardate:

46379.1

Synopsis:

Commander Sisko is assigned to head the Starfleet team taking over control of Deep Space Nine, a former Cardassian mining station in orbit over Bajor after the Cardassians' withdrawl. He discovers an artificial wormhole, and while travelling through it, makes first contact with a non-corporeal form of life. The story is told as flashbacks as Sisko tries to explain the concept of corporeal life to the aliens.

Rating:

B

Notes:

Past Prologue

Episode:

3

Director:

Winrich Kolbe

Written by:

Peter Allan Fields

Story by:

Kathryn Powers

Stardate:

Not given

Synopsis:

Major Kira's loyalty is questioned when a Bajoran is beamed aboard from a damaged Bajoran ship being pursued by Cardassians and she helps the man, a former associate from the days when the Cardassians occupied Bajor and Kira was in the Resistance, to seek asylum on the station.

Rating:

Notes:

This is the first and only appearance of the Duras sisters on DS9 before their demise in Star Trek Generations.

A Man Alone

Episode:

4

Director:

Paul Lynch

Written by:

Michael Piller

Story by:

Gerald Sanford & Michael Piller

Stardate:

46421.5

Synopsis:

Keiko decide to start a school in an attempt to bring some semblance of normality to the station, while the inhabitants of DS9 turn against Odo when he appears to be the prime suspect in the investigation of the murder of a Bajoran.

Rating:

B+

Notes:

We discover that Odo must return to his gelatinous state to regenerate every 16 hours.

Babel

Episode:

5

Director:

Paul Lynch

Written by:

Michael McGreevey & Naren Shankar

Story by:

Sally Caves & Ira Steven Behr

Stardate:

46423.7

Synopsis:

While repairing the replicators, Chief O'Brien accidentally triggers a device which releases a virus into the station's food which causes the crew to start speaking gibberish. It soon mutates into an airborne virus, and Dr. Bashir discovers that it was designed by the Bajoran Resistance, and planted on the station during its construction. Major Kira discovers that the person who created it is dead, but his assistant is still alive. She travels to Bajor and kidnaps him, forcing him to find an antidote before he succumbs to the disease. Meanwhile, Sisko, Odo and Quark have their work cut out to stop a freighter from exploding and destroying the station.

Rating:

A

Notes:

Captive Pursuit

Episode:

6

Director:

Corey Allen

Written by:

Jill Sherman Donner & Michael Piller

Story by:

Jill Sherman Donner

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

A damaged alien ship comes through the wormhole, and as, O'Brien tries to repair it, he befriends its sole occupant, who identifies himself only as 'Tosk'. However, when his planets authorities come to take him back home, O'Brien defies Sisko's orders and breaks the Prime Directive and completes repairs on Tosk's ship and allows him to leave, as it transpires that Tosk's species are bred to be hunted, and their is no greater honour than dying while being pursued (sounds like the Klingons!).

Rating:

A

Notes:

Gerrit Graham, cast as the Hunter, later makes a memorable appearance as Quinn in Voyager's "Death Wish".

Q-Less

Episode:

7

Director:

Paul Lynch

Written by:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Story by:

Hannah Louise Shearer

Stardate:

46531.2

Synopsis:

Vash arrives from exploring the Gamma Quadrant, and the station experiences a critical loss of power. Q then shows up, and Sisko tries to blame the loss of power on him, but eventually discovers that its cause is one of Vash's artifacts from the Gamma Quadrant, being auctioned by Quark, and it is actually a lifeform.

Rating:

B

Notes:

Jennifer Hetrick previously starred as Vash in TNG episodes "Captain's Holiday" and "Qpid".

Dax

Episode:

8

Director:

David Carson

Written by:

D. C. Fontana & Peter Allan Fields

Story by:

Peter Allan Fields

Stardate:

46910.1

Synopsis:

Jadzia is almost kidnapped by the authorities from Klaestron IV, who then request extradition on the charge of conspiracy and murder. However, while Jadzia refuses to act in her own defence, Sisko tries to prove that Jadzia and Curzon are different people, and so Jadzia shouldn't be charged with General Tandro's murder. Meanwhile, Odo finds the General's wife, who comes forward with an alibi for Dax.

Rating:

C

Notes:

Jadzia feels obligated to keep silent to maintain the General's memory as a hero of legend. Curzon couldn't have murdered the General's wife because at the time of the crime, he was in bed with the General's wife.

The Passenger

Episode:

9

Director:

Paul Lynch

Written by:

Morgan Gendel, Robert Hewitt Wolfe & Michael Piller

Story by:

Morgan Gendel

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

Bashir and Kira's runabout detects a distress call which they answer, and discover a dead criminal, and his pursuer, who claims that he has faked his death. Sisko is reluctant to believe her, but eventually discovers that he has hidden his mind in the unused part of Dr. Bashir's brain.

Rating:

Notes:

Alien possession comes up again and again in Star Trek. Sisko would later be pitted against Kira while possessed in "Dramatis Personae". Kirk was possessed by Dr. Janice Lester in Turnabout Intruder, while Scotty was framed for murder in Wolf in the Fold. Dr. Noonian Soong transferred his consciousness into Data's neural net in "The Schizoid Man", while the crew of Voyager is possessed, one by one, in Cathexis, and Kes is taken control of by a long-dead war hero in Warlord.

Move Along Home

Episode:

10

Director:

David Carson

Written by:

Frederick Rappaport, Lisa RIch & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci

Story by:

Michael Piller

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

Deep Space Nine is host to a first-contact mission with the Wadi, aliens from the Gamma Quadrant, but all they seem to be interested in is playing games. However, when Quark gets fed up of them winning so much at Dabo, he tries to cheat them out of their winnings. In retaliation, the Wadi leader turns Sisko, Kira, Dax and Bashir into pieces in a game, and forces Quark to play for their release, by getting them to 'move along home'. Despite the fact that Quark loses, they are all returned unharmed. After all, it is only a game.

Rating:

A

Notes:

This episode cost almost as much to produce as the pilot, "Emissary".

The Nagus

Episode:

11

Director:

David Livingston

Written by:

Ira Steven Behr

Story by:

David Livingston

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

The leader of the Ferengi empire, the Grand Nagus, Zek, visits Deep Space Nine and surprises everyone with the news that he wants Quark to suceed him as Grand Nagus when he dies. When he does die, however, while Quark enjoys himself, Rom and Krax, Zek's son, start plotting to kill him. However, it eventually transpires that Zek isn't dead after all, and his death was a ruse, to test Krax to see if he is worthy of becoming Grand Nagus.

Rating:

Notes:

Zek returns again in "Prophet Motive", "Ferengi Love Songs" and "The Emperor's New Cloak".

Vortex

Episode:

12

Director:

Winrich Kolbe

Written by:

San Rolfe

Story by:

Not Given

Stardate:

Quark and Rom are involved in a shady deal with a pair of twin Miradorns when a recent visitor from the wormhole interrupts, kills one of the Miradorn brothers, and tries to steal a valuable item. Odo turns out to have been present all along and intervenes before the surviving Miradorn can exact vengeance, but Croden, the visitor from a distant planet Rakhar troubles Odo even more, for he may have a clue to the shapeshifter's origins in the Gamma Quadrant. Odo must decide whether or not to trust the criminal when Sisko orders him to transport Croden back through the wormhole to Rakhar - and the surviving Miradorn brother leaves DS9 to follow the Runabout carrying his brother's murderer.

Synopsis:

B+

Rating:

Notes:

Odo finally discovers his home planet in "The Search".

Battle Lines

Episode:

13

Director:

Paul Lynch

Written by:

Richard Danus

Story by:

Hilary Bader

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

Sisko, Kira and Bashir take Kai Opaka on a trip through the wormhole, and are stranded on a planet where the inhabitants are in a state of perpetual warfare but never die. Kai Opaka dies, but hours later is regenerated, and must remain on the planet for ever or else die. Bashir discovers a way for the people to leave the planet, but they are not ready.

Rating:

C+

Notes:

This is the last appearance of Camille Saviola as Kai Opaka.

The Storyteller

Episode:

14

Director:

David Livingston

Written by:

Kurt Michael Bensmiller & Ira Steven Behr

Story by:

Kurt Michael Bensmiller

Stardate:

46729.1

Synopsis:

When Bashir and O'Brien fail to save the leader of a colony, a reluctant Miles O'Brien is made their new leader, and must tell the story every year at a Festival, to stop a Dal'Rok from destroying the village, and although O'Brien doesn't finish the story, the village is not destroyed.

Rating:

D-

Notes:

Rule of Acquisition No. 9: Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.

Progress

Episode:

15

Director:

Les Landau

Written by:

Peter Allan Fields

Stardate:

46844.3

Synopsis:

While attempting to remove a group of farmers from a Bajoran moon that is to be used for mining precious metals, she becomes caught up in their conflict and begins seeing the farmers' side that the Bajorans' alliance with the Federation is causing Bajorans to lose touch with their identity.

Rating:

C-

Notes:

If Wishes Were Horses

Episode:

16

Director:

Robert Legato

Written by:

Nell McCue Crawford, William L. Crawford, Michael Piller

Story by:

Nell McCue Crawford & William L. Crawford

Stardate:

46853.2

Synopsis:

The strange behavior of space near the wormhole and the sudden appearance in Chief O'Brien's quarters of a character from a bedtime story read to Molly signal the beginning of an alien study of the station's crew from the vantage point of manifestations of their imaginations, ranging from a favorite baseball player of Sisko's to a pair of gorgeous girls (appearing, naturally, on Quark's arms) to the girl of Bashir's dreams - Dax, but with a far different personality. At first the apparitions seem harmless, but it then seems that they are capable of posing danger to the crew.

Rating:

Notes:

Baseball great Buck Bokai, previously mentioned in TNG's "The Big Goodbye", played for the London Kings and broke Joe DiMaggio's consecutive hitting streak in 2026.

The Forsaken

Episode:

17

Director:

Les Landau

Written by:

Don Carols Dunaway & Michael Piller

Story by:

Jim Trombetta

Stardate:

46925.1

Synopsis:

A handful of Federation ambassadors boards Deep Space 9 on a fact-finding mission - one which is failing to get off the ground since the delegates seem unable to cope with the fact that the station isn't exactly a proper Federation starbase. Among the delegates is Lwaxana Troi, who becomes enamoured of Odo after he retrieves a stolen item of hers from a thief at Quark's bar. As she begins scheming to snare the constable, a small probe emerges from the wormhole, and to O'Brien's surprise, the station computer actually works well enough for once to download information from the probe. The probe's effect on the station computer is inexplicable, including stranding Odo in a stuck turbolift with Lwaxana Troi, until it turns out that the probe's data is actually a life form and a way is found to stop it from interfering with the station computer.

Rating:

Notes:

This is the first appearance of Majel Barrett as Lwaxana Troi. She later appears in "Fascination".

Dramatis Personae

Episode:

18

Director:

Cliff Bole

Written by:

Joe Menosky

Stardate:

46922.3

Synopsis:

A Klingon ship makes an unexpected return from a scientific mission in the Gamma Quadrant and self-destructs. A single member of the ship's crew beams himself into Ops, dying shortly after cryptically announcing "victory." As Dax and O'Brien start trying to piece together the mystery of the Klingon ship, divisions take place between members of DS9's crew. Kira, still unsatisfied after losing an argument with Sisko about security arrangements for a shipload of possible allies of the Cardassians, begins to plot against the commander, quietly gathering loyal followers among the crew and threatening those who don't sympathise with her cause. Sisko, in the meantime, goes into hiding supposedly for security reasons, as he and Chief O'Brien prepare for Kira's imminent mutiny. Odo remains the only officer who hasn't taken up arms with either side yet, since he has his own motive.

Rating:

A+

Notes:

In TNG's "Masks", an alien archive took control of Data. The Saltah'na clock built by Sisko while he was being controlled is seen in subsequent episodes.

Duet

Episode:

19

Director:

James L. Conway

Written by:

Peter Allan Fields

Story by:

Lisa Rich & Jeanne Carrigan-Fauci

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

Major Kira attempts to uncover the identity of a Cardassian she believes is a war criminal, but something doesn't add up. He claims that he is Gul Darhe'el, "The Butcher of Gallitep", but her investigation leads her to the conclusion that he is actually Armin Marritza, and is impersonating Darhe'el. He admits the truth, and reveals that he is doing this because he is embarrassed at what his people have done to the Bajorans. However, before he can leave the station, he is killed by a Bajoran, who shot him because he was a Cardassian.

Rating:

B-

Notes:

The issue of war crimes first came about in TOS' The Conscience of the King, and later comes back in Voyager's "Jetrel".

In the Hands of the Prophets

Episode:

20

Director:

David Livingston

Written by:

Robert Hewitt Wolfe

Stardate:

Not Given

Synopsis:

Vedek Winn, a Bajoran spiritual leader who is a prime contender for the position of Kai, appears in Keiko's classroom and declares that Keiko's scientific teachings about the wormhole are in conflict with Bajoran beliefs. Winn's announcement divides the Federation officers and Bajorans on the station who follow Winn. Sisko attempts to enlist the aid of Vedek Bareil, the quiet leader in the race to become Kai, but initially meets with no cooperation. When terrorist acts begin, it becomes apparent that Bajoran political interests may also be deeply involved - and the Federation crew of Deep Space 9 may have outstayed their welcome.

Rating:

Notes:

Louise Fletcher appears for the first of many appearances as Vedek, and later, Kai Winn. She goes on to play a key role in the Bajoran conspiracy that runs through the first three episodes of the next season - "The Homecoming", "The Circle" and "The Siege".

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